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Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre

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AlHefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre in Kalba

Drove from Dubai through the Hajer Mountain range towards Kalba through the longest road tunnel in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Fascinating place in excellent location

What a great resource and source of inspiration for Emiratis and expats alike! An excellent... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming up to the mountains is a fantastic day trip, not far from the sea, and the Kalba bird of prey sanctuary... it's perfect to make a day of visiting the whole area. The animals are in their own habitats, mountainous or watery. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Kalba is a town in Sharjah which is close to the Oman border and also close to Fujairah.The drive to Kalba takes about an hour an half from Sharjah City on the Maliha road and the drive is something to talk about.You drive on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Drove from Dubai through the Hajer Mountain range towards Kalba through the longest road tunnel in UAE and arrived unknowingly just off the Highway at The AlHefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre in Kalba- Opened just a few years ago and relatively unknown place- which established the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a great resource and source of inspiration for Emiratis and expats alike! An excellent collection of insightful examples of local wildlife, located in an area where many of them would find their natural habitat. Huge array of different species with intelligent and interesting notes...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We loved the idea of the mountain conservation centre and after 1 year in the UAE it was time to go. The reason for not going sooner is that it is not properly advertised. What a pity! Seeing as we were the only visitors there...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Perfect for hot weather you can stand inside and look through glass panels at the animals and hear the sounds they make in several permanent sound installations. There's also a section dedicated to nocturnal animals with a load of creative artworks commissioned on the walls...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were driving from Dubai to Fujairah and planned to stop at the Conservation Centre on the way. It is quite new, opening only last year, and I'm not sure it is widely known yet. The cost is 25 Dirhams per adult to enter. The...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank BruceNB
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We drove from Dubai to see the mountains and desert, and to visit this centre along the way. It only opened in March 2016, so seems to be relatively unknown. Opening times can be variable in their start. On Saturday, the place opened at 11am....More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Cyril B
11 August 2017|
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Anytime, really, as it is mostly indoors and air conditioned, you can call the reception and talk to them about when to visit and also book special tours and desert trips according to what you are interested in.